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By André Nijsen (auth.), André Nijsen, John Hudson, Christoph Müller, Kees Paridon, R. Thurik (eds.)

ISBN-10: 038777677X

ISBN-13: 9780387776774

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ISBN-13: 9780387776781

For years, companies have complained concerning the charges of regulatory compliance, arguing for freedom and suppleness via deregulation. nevertheless, society is turning into more and more conscious of the environmental, defense, future health, monetary, and different hazards of industrial task. govt oversight appears one of many solutions to guard opposed to those hazards. yet how will we decontrol and control whilst, with out jeopardizing our public pursuits or performing as a brake on fiscal development? marketers are rather weak: the prices of regulatory compliance should be prohibitive to enterprise improvement, whereas the prices of non-compliance might land them in reformatory. this present day, many tools can be found to evaluate the consequences of legislation regulating enterprise. for instance, the regulatory effect review (RIA), utilized basically in new or deliberate rules, includes cost/benefit research, cost-effectiveness research, possibility research, and price tests. the key difficulty of the RIA is that it's performed from the point of view of the govt.. The underlying subject matter of this publication is that public targets may be completed extra successfully if compliance expenditures of the addressees—the enterprises—are as little as attainable. Highlighting examples from a large spectrum of industries and international locations, the authors suggest a brand new type of RIA, the company influence review (BIA), designed to enhance either enterprise and public coverage choice making. the result's a well timed and incisive quantity that may entice marketers and enterprise leaders; regulators, lobbyists, and company attorneys; and researchers of entrepreneurship and business-government relations.

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However, professionals have been familiar with this issue for a longer time. As early as 1778, in his Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith reported four theories concerning the levying of taxes: Equity, Certainty, Convenience and Economy that referred to compliance and compliance costs (Smith 1966). Economic theory refers most directly to the compliance costs of information obligations: ‘‘Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as little as possible over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state’’.

He then began his career as scientific assistant at the Institute of Work and Technology. Since joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 1994, he has worked in the fields of employment and labor market policies, social policy and social market economy. de Peter van Hoesel graduated in 1970 in organizational psychology and research methodology. In the first half of the 1970s, he was assistant professor in Research Methods at the University of Leyden. From 1976 until 2000, he was manager with several Dutch policy research institutes.

Before joining academia, Professor Zuurmond was Managing Director of an information technology firm. In 2000, he started a consultancy firm, Zenc. D. in public administration and has studied political science in Amsterdam. nl Chapter 1 Historical Review: 1750–2000 Andre´ Nijsen Abstract Today, compliance costs of businesses are part of the political agendas of many countries from the EU, the OECD and even developing and transition countries. This has not always been the case. g. the compliance costs of information obligations started at the end of the 20th century.

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